Being an entrepreneur is exciting. Imagine being your own boss and owning your own time by doing what you love. But just like any other endeavor, it could sometimes cause a headache. Not so much though if you have the right skills. 

GoSkills has the right tools for learning essential business skills through their online platform. From setting up to learning the know-hows of a business, their online platform is the best way to go. Check them out.

How To Start A Business 

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Before exploring any of GoSkills' offerings, let us first check out what needs to be done to start your business this year. For that, it is best to do the following steps outlined in detail by the U.S. Small Business Administration: 

  1. Conduct market research to know about potential customers as well as businesses in your area in order to find a competitive advantage.
  2. Write your business plan -- one that helps convince people that working with you (or investing in your company) is a good choice.
  3. Get the right amount of capital to start your business, either on hand or by using raised/borrowed capital. 
  4. Decide whether your business should have a physical location or be online.
  5. Choose a business structure -- should your business be a corporation, sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, or a cooperative? 
  6. Pick a business name that reflects your brand and captures your spirit -- one that is not already used by someone else.
  7. Register your business to make it legal.
  8. Get federal and (in some cases) state tax IDs to help start and grow your business.
  9. Apply for licenses and permits to keep your business running smoothly.
  10. Open a business bank account that will help you handle legal, tax and even everyday issues.

Develop Your Business Skills Through GoSkills

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Now that you have covered the important stuff needed to set up your business, it is time to keep it afloat by developing and using business skills offered by GoSkills. Featured in BBC, Forbes and Business Insider, GoSkills offers over 70 bite-sized courses from award-winning professionals that help you retain information faster. It utilizes a Learning Management System (LMS) that lets you send all preset courses to for your team and even lets you create your own. The best part? These courses can be learned anytime and anywhere, thanks to its Unlimited subscription service.

Its productivity-boosting courses make GoSkills a trusted name by over 1,000 organizations, including Konica Minolta, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and Time Warner Cable. These courses include but not limited to: 

By learning and using the business skills acquired through GoSkills' online courses, you can ensure that your business will thrive in the future. So what are you waiting for? Start your free trial now.